Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Series #1)

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate Series #1)

by Lincoln Peirce

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Overview

Big Nate is funny, big time.”—Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate! In the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Big Nate is in a class by himself!

Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. Nate barely survives his dad’s toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school—minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started!

Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so.

Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

Get your reader into this beloved series with Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, the perfect book for anyone who's ever been to middle school.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062283597
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Big Nate Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 69,532
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse") is a cartoonist/writer and New York Times bestselling author of the hilarious Big Nate book series (www.bignatebooks.com), now published in twenty-five countries worldwide and available as ebooks and audiobooks and as an app, Big Nate: Comix by U! He is also the creator of the comic strip Big Nate. It appears in over three hundred U.S. newspapers and online daily at www.gocomics.com/bignate. Lincoln's boyhood idol was Charles Schulz of Peanuts fame, but his main inspiration for Big Nate has always been his own experience as a sixth grader. Just like Nate, Lincoln loves comics, ice hockey, and Cheez Doodles (and dislikes cats, figure skating, and egg salad). His Big Nate books have been featured on Good Morning America and in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post. He has also written for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Lincoln lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Maine.


Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse") is a cartoonist/writer and New York Times bestselling author of the hilarious Big Nate book series (www.bignatebooks.com), now published in twenty-five countries worldwide and available as ebooks and audiobooks and as an app, Big Nate: Comix by U! He is also the creator of the comic strip Big Nate. It appears in over three hundred U.S. newspapers and online daily at www.gocomics.com/bignate. Lincoln's boyhood idol was Charles Schulz of Peanuts fame, but his main inspiration for Big Nate has always been his own experience as a sixth grader. Just like Nate, Lincoln loves comics, ice hockey, and Cheez Doodles (and dislikes cats, figure skating, and egg salad). His Big Nate books have been featured on Good Morning America and in the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post. He has also written for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Lincoln lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Maine.

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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Johnnyrob More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to anyone who like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Big Nate is a very funny person with pointy hair. He gets into trouble and gets lost of detentions. I can't wait to read the next book in this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book , I'm buying the other 2 and then the ones that are about t be published I reccomend this book to anyone who has already read the diary of a wimpy kid series and dork diaries or one of the two this book is so great im reading it over again its my third or fourth time re-reading it . I would reccomend it to anyone . I love this book People should buy his for their kids
98mariana More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I would certainly recomend this book to any friend of mine. I think that this book is funny, thrilling, absorbing, and many other things and many other things that make it great. There were two special things that I especialy like about this novel. The first thing is that it is kind of a mystery, but it isn't one of those books with ghosts and detectives. It's a book that can pretty much be the life of a normal teenage boy but the mystery is kinda hard to figure out right away. Another great thing about this book is that you can read it for fun. Any time that a person reads this book when they are sad, angry, or just bored, this book will entertain him/her. the books that I might like to read about this author would be I SMELL A POP QUIZ! a big nate book and BOY WITH THE BIGGEST HEAD IN THE WORLD the (Kindle edition). Well this is what I think about the book. So in conclusion, You should really read this book and find out why people like it so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious! Best book i've ever read
Andres12 More than 1 year ago
Fuuny and nice book. Both boys had a good time reading and laughing through the book. In comic strip style.
michellepGA More than 1 year ago
My son bought this for a friend as a birthday gift then bought it for himself. He enjoyed this easy read, finishd it in a day and passed it on to a friend who then passed it on to another friend. It is now happily being read by a fourth friend with another waiting for it.
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
Big Nate gets a fortune cookie that says “He will surpass all others”.  Nate thinks that it means he will do something awesome.  Every time he has an idea it gets him in trouble. Nate is a little goofy and definitely smart but seems to have bad luck. I liked and it reminded me of Captain Underpants because of the drawings. My only complaint is I felt sorry for Big Nate.   Some of the teachers could have gone easier. Big Nate is good for ages 6 and up. It is like a thick chapter book..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK! TOTALLY FUNNY AND SHOULD B READ 4EVA! PLZ BUY!
funstuff More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for a greatgrandchild for Christmas. As I looked through it I think it has many lessons that will benefit him and at the same time he'll find it a fun read.
bear30 More than 1 year ago
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the book "Big Nate, in Class by Himself" It had lots of funny illustrations and a great theme. I loved this book, because I got all of the jokes, and the illustrations really helped me imagine what all of the characters looked like, and what they were doing. If I didn't know what the words put together were, then all I had to do was look at the Illustration and I would get it right away! I would recommend this book to anyone with a great sense of humor. I loved how he got a detention every class, and ended up being okay. In all this was a great book, and I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite funny Nate is totally in his own world and sure does surpass all others this would be great for diary of a wimpy kid fans
IrishManny More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter was sick and I was watching her at my house when she told me she wanted to read Big Nate that she loved the series. She started reading it at her school library. I said I was so sorry that I didn't have that book. She said "Seriously Manny....you have a Nook and I can read it on the Nook, just buy it and it's done"! Well nothing like a 9yr old knowing more about the Nook than me :-] Thanks B&N for keeping her occupied while she healed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book is the best book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book at the suggestion of a B&N sales associate. My grandson has read and loved all the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books and so she suggested "Big Nate, In A Class by Himself". My 10 year old grandson loved it and all his friends are signing up to borrow it from him. I'm definitely going to look for more Big Nate books to buy for him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 7 and 1/2. I liked it! I'm reading more Nate book's!
laurie_may on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Big Nate was great fun, even for this grown-up. Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans will eat it up! As for the inevitable comparison with DWK, I found Big Nate to be wittier and more well written.
prkcs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
pgeglein on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Blending comic-like drawings and text, Lincoln Peirce humorously chronicles a day in the life of Nate, an overly confident middle-schooler, who believes he is destined for greatness. Peirce captures the humor and the humiliation of middle school as Nate attempts to fulfill his fortune while navigating through a school day filled with mean teachers, pop quizzes and poetry. Nate is a clever, likeable character and readers will root for him even as all his attempts end with detention slips. While clearly riding the coattails of the success of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Kinney even has a blurb on the cover - this is a natural read-alike and a good choice for reluctant readers. Book 2 in the series, Big Nate Strikes Again, is due out in October.
watertiger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Absolutely hilarious. Better than Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
mekennahooper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Big Nate is about an over confident kid. he recived a fortan teller that said that he would surpass all the others today. he tries to find how he will surpass by many differnt ways. they each got him dition. even at lunch he got detion because he was making a mess of green beans. he dicided that he had to eat the most green beans in ten minitues. this spayed all the juice at the princble. he got a detion in every class. he surpassed everyone by the amout of deteions in one day.this book was very similar to dairy of the wimpy kid. it had an okay story line. this book is for younger kids about 7 or 8. not for 13 year olds to easy. i recomed this book to a 5th grader.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another book along the lines of the Wimpy Kids Series. A lot of kids will identify with Nate. He is kind of squirrely, (I can think of one student like him right now), constantly finding himself unprepared and often in trouble. Nate things he's going to have a really great day but it turns out you can't always trust what is on that little slip of paper in a fortune cookie. I've been teaching my students about foreshadowing. I believe the beginning of this book would be great for teaching that concept.
bbellthom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My son would like me to give it 5 stars but I am giving this 3.5 stars. The book is very similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The book is funny and it did have a good plot. Nate received a fortune cookie that said he would "Surpass all Others" and he did and that was funny. The problem that I have with this book and a lot of other current popular children's books is how disrespectful Nate is to adults. This book could have been just as funny even if it was toned down a bit. My son however, loved this book and has requested the next in the series
CaMc0506 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was actually my brother's book. It looked...interesting, so I started to read it. It's kinda like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was funny and weird, my kinda book. :)